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Central Austin is one of the most desired locations in Austin, due to its proximity to downtown businesses and nightlife, the State Capitol and other Texas government complexes, and the University of Texas campus. In MLS areas 1B, 4, UT, and DT, Central Austin always has been a popular place to live, work, and spend leisure time, and has seen an even greater resurgence since the introduction of high-rise and loft living. The skyline of downtown Austin has changed dramatically over the last decade and is a vibrant hub for many Austinites and for visitors and tourists.

Everything that's great about Austin (see Austin homes for sale) can be found in the Central district. This is where people come for entertainment, shopping, business, and a place to call home. Many of Austin's annual festivals are in central Austin, including the internationally renowned South By Southwest Music Festival, which helped the city become known as the "Live Music Capital of the World." Central Austin also is a hotbed of economic activity and high-tech innovation with its thriving business climate. Read More >>

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$995,000
513 E 49th St - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
4
Baths
4
SQ. Feet
4,252
Acres
0.26
Year Built
2006
$995,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Grubb
4 br, 4 ba, 4,252 ft²
MLS® #: 6643190
Price:
$995,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6643190
Sqft:
4,252
Acres:
0.26
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Grubb
Property Listed By:
Amelia Bullock Realtors, Inc

Builder's Personal Home With Many Ugrades. Beautiful Two-story Craftsman Style House (4 Or 5 Br) Plus Charming Guest House/garage Apartment With 2br/1ba (rents For $1,475/mo). Gorgeous Wood Floors Throughout, Custom Millwork, Built-ins, Incredible Attention To Detail. Open Family Room/kitchen/breakfast Area Plus Large Butler's Pantry Between Kitchen/dining Room. Downsta...

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$479,000
4610 Finley Dr - Austin, TX 78731

Bedrooms
4
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,480
Acres
0.17
Year Built
1957
$479,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Jung Add Sec 02
4 br, 3 ba, 1,480 ft²
MLS® #: 2662106
Price:
$479,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2662106
Sqft:
1,480
Acres:
0.17
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Jung Add Sec 02
Property Listed By:
Realty Austin

Highly Sought After Central Austin Location. Mid-century Home Beautifully Updated With An Expert Eye For Detail. Pella Windows, Many Rooms With Original Oak Hardwood Floors. New Carpet. Stained Concrete, Tiled Baths, Granite Counters In The Kitchen. Tiled Backsplash, Stainless Applicances, Built In Bookcase In Family. Re-tiled Bathrooms. Recent Hvac. 4th Bedroom Could ...

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$247,500
2209 Hancock #38 - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
2
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
978
Acres
0
Year Built
2001
$247,500
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Rosedown
2 br, 2 ba, 978 ft²
MLS® #: 5843912
Price:
$247,500
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5843912
Sqft:
978
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Rosedown
Property Listed By:
Total Realty Austin

Newly Remodeled Beautiful Condo In A Gated Community Near Ut, Downtown. Fresh Interior Paint Throughout, New Carpet In Both Bedrooms. Gorgeous Hardwood Floors In Living, Dining Rooms & Kitchen. Double Sided Fireplace W/ceramic Logs. Bright Family Room And Breakfast/kitchen Area With Natural Light. Stunning Kitchen W/ Granite Counters, Undermount Sink. Refrigerator, Wash...

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$219,000
1510 W North Loop Blvd #413 - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
2
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,014
Acres
0.07
Year Built
1983
$219,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Paddock Condo Amd
2 br, 2 ba, 1,014 ft²
MLS® #: 2692226
Price:
$219,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2692226
Sqft:
1,014
Acres:
0.07
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Paddock Condo Amd
Property Listed By:
Sky Realty

One Of The Larger 2 Bedroom Units In The Paddock. Master Bedroom Has Its Own Covered Patio. Llivingroom Opens To Another Covered Patio. Recent Paint(7/2014), Stainless Steel Refrigerator, Microwave & Range(7/2014), Recent Carpet In The Bedrooms (7/2014). Recently Refinished Tubs In Bathrooms. Dual Flush Toilets, The Complex Has A Beautiful Pool W/waterfall & Lap Pool. T...

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$490,000
4506 Ramsey Ave - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
2
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
1,157
Acres
0.16
Year Built
1951
$490,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Rosedale F
2 br, 1 ba, 1,157 ft²
MLS® #: 5946314
Price:
$490,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5946314
Sqft:
1,157
Acres:
0.16
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Rosedale F
Property Listed By:
Asterra Properties

Amazing Opportunity In An A Fabulous Neighborhood. This Great One-story Home In The Highly Desirable Allendale Area Presents A Great Opportunity To Remodel To Your Personal Tastes; The Possibilities Are Only Limited By Your Imagination And Budget. This Home Has Great Bones; It Is Predominately Brick With Original Wood Floors, And Detached Two-car Garage.

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$759,000
108 E 48th St - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
5
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
3,626
Acres
0.39
Year Built
1927
$759,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Hegman
5 br, 3 ba, 3,626 ft²
MLS® #: 3192482
Price:
$759,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
5
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
3192482
Sqft:
3,626
Acres:
0.39
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Hegman
Property Listed By:
Allen Real Estate

Historic Georgian Home In Hyde Park, Built In 1927 On A Double Sized Double Corner Lot. Great For Cash-flow Investment Or House To Remodel And Live In! Hardwood Floors, Gorgeous Trees, Windows Galore, Main House + 3 Additional Units In Back.

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$779,900
4311 Bellvue Ave - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
4
Baths
4
SQ. Feet
2,516
Acres
0.15
Year Built
2009
$779,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Rosedale Area
4 br, 4 ba, 2,516 ft²
MLS® #: 1892796
Price:
$779,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1892796
Sqft:
2,516
Acres:
0.15
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Rosedale area
Property Listed By:
Realty Austin

Best Of Rosedale! 2009 4/3.5 David Weekley Craftsman. Study, Beautiful Hardwoods, Hi Ceilings, Wood Windows, Crown Molding, Spa-like Seaside Colors. Quartz Counters, Shaker Style Cabinets, Stainless Appliances In Kitchen. Detached 2 Car Garage W Alley Access. Master On Main. Awesome Quiet Street Few Blks To Urban Perks: Ramsey Park, Uchiko, Tacodeli, Central Marke...

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$750,000
4505 Shoalwood Ave - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
4
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,412
Acres
0.31
Year Built
1947
$750,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Rosedale F
4 br, 3 ba, 2,412 ft²
MLS® #: 2908801
Price:
$750,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2908801
Sqft:
2,412
Acres:
0.31
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Rosedale F
Property Listed By:
West Austin Properties

Beloved 1940s Rosedale Bungalow In The Heart Of Desirable Central Austin. Estate Home On Rare Double Lot With Detached Garage & Workshop. Ready For Further Updates. Finished Hardwood Floors & More Hardwood Flooring Under Carpet. Front Of Home Is On Pier & Beam & Rear, Slab Foundation. Sf3 Lot Size Is Unusually Large For This Area. See '4501' Too. Easy To See The Potenti...

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$415,000
4501 Shoalwood Ave - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
2
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
1,086
Acres
0.16
Year Built
1942
$415,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Rosedale F
2 br, 1 ba, 1,086 ft²
MLS® #: 9548539
Price:
$415,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
9548539
Sqft:
1,086
Acres:
0.16
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Rosedale F
Property Listed By:
West Austin Properties

Charming 40s Rosedale Bungalow In Prime Central, Walkable Austin. Rich Hardwood Flooring And Lots Of Natural Light Add Atmosphere In This Enchanting Home. Enclosed Private Backyard. Grandfathered High Privacy Buffer Fencing Insulates Beautifully, Creating A Peaceful, Quiet Interior. Near The Upper Crust Bakery, Kerbey Lane, Fonda San Miguel & Other Area Destinations. Ea...

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$349,000
4806 Sinclair Ave - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
3
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
936
Acres
0.16
Year Built
1954
$349,000
City: Austin
Status: Pending - Taking Backups
House in Rosedale H
3 br, 1 ba, 936 ft²
MLS® #: 1943029
Price:
$349,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1943029
Sqft:
936
Acres:
0.16
Status:
Pending - Taking Backups
Subdivision:
Rosedale H
Property Listed By:
Knippa Properties

3 Bedrooms In Rosedale On Wonderful Sinclair Avenue. Dramatic Towering Manicured Front Yard Pecan Tree Compliments The Architecturally Interesting Exterior. House Awaits Your Updating And Remodeling. Inside Is Hardwood Flooring. Country-type Kitchen. Carport Parking. Among The Lowest-priced Rosedale Homes In Recent Years. 3 Pecan Trees, 3 Peach Trees & A Fig Tree On Th...

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$750,000
4306 Bellvue Ave - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
5
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,770
Acres
0.15
Year Built
2003
$750,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Alta Vista In Rosedale Area
5 br, 3 ba, 2,770 ft²
MLS® #: 5319231
Price:
$750,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
5
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5319231
Sqft:
2,770
Acres:
0.15
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Alta Vista in Rosedale area
Property Listed By:
Presidio Group, Realtors

Beautiful Rosedale, Family Sized Home; 5 Bedrms, Plus An Ofc Or Formal Dining, 3 Car Garage W/alley Access. Hi Ceilings, Large Covered Front Porch, Tiled First Floor, Security Sys. (wired), Large Kitchen W/ Ctr & Large Master Ste, Built-in Vanity/cabs, Big Walkin Closet, Soaker Tub, His/her Sinks, 4 Spacious Bedrms Up, Laundry Rm W/ Sink, Cabs & Ctr, Patio, Tree Filled...

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$199,900
4209 Marathon Blvd #204 - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
2
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
803
Acres
0.03
Year Built
1982
$199,900
City: Austin
Status: Pending - Taking Backups
Condo in Marathon Oaks Condo
2 br, 1 ba, 803 ft²
MLS® #: 2294231
Price:
$199,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2294231
Sqft:
803
Acres:
0.03
Status:
Pending - Taking Backups
Subdivision:
Marathon Oaks Condo
Property Listed By:
Homesville Real Estate

Great Centrally Located Condo, Walking Distance From Central Market, Coffee Shops And Restaurants. One Bedroom Down Plus Second Bedroom In Upstairs Loft. Laminate Floors And Fire Place. Washer And Dryer In The Unit For Convenience. These Units Rarely Come Up For Sale.

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Properties in Central Austin

Urban excitement blends with old fashioned charm here, and much of Austin's heritage has been preserved. Central Austin is home to many beautiful historic sites, such as West Austin Park, and old neighborhoods such as Allandale, Pemberton Heights, and Brykerwoods. These areas feature some of Austin's finest historical homes, many of which are surrounded by large, carefully manicured properties dotted with mature oak and cottonwood trees, affording shade and privacy in Austin's busiest district. The University of Texas at Austin provides an additional backdrop of classic architecture and landscaping for many homes between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and E Dean Keaton St.

Homes in Central Austin range from cottages from the 1800s to remodeled or new construction luxury homes to sleek, high-rise condominiums. Demand for all properties in Central Austin is high, and demand for condos has exceeded the availability of units in many cases, despite rampant construction over the last few years.

Central Austin Residential Real Estate Statistics

Price Range

$120,000 to $7,000,000

Average Price

$592,144

Median Price

$483,750

Size Range of Homes

440 to 13,673 square feet

Price Range of Homes (per square foot)

$105.59 to 795.46

Median Price (per square foot)

$254.85

Average Days on the Market

68

* Based on November 2012 Data

Neighborhood Location

Central Austin (see Central Austin homes for sale) is bordered to the north by FM 2222, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by the Colorado River. Downtown is bordered to the north by MLK, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by North Lamar. Central Austin is in zip codes 78701 (see 78701 homes for sale,) 78703 (see 78703 homes for sale,) 78705 (see 78705 homes for sale,) 78731 (see 78731 homes for sale,) 78751 (see 78751 homes for sale,) and 78756 (see 78756 homes for sale.)

Amenities and Attractions

Austin’s recorded history began in the 1830s when Anglo-American settlers arrived in Central Texas and founded the village of Waterloo on the banks of the Colorado River, the first permanent settlement in the area. By 1839, Waterloo adopted the name Austin and became the capital of the Republic of Texas. The Texas State Capitol is an enormous pink granite building with a dome taller than that of the U.S. Capitol, a point of pride for many Texans. The Capitol building enjoys a prominent place in the skyline at the head of Congress Avenue. Tourists tend to start at the Capitol Visitors Center in the old General Land Office building and move on to the Capitol itself, completing their tour a few blocks north at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, which includes three floors of exhibits and an IMAX theater.

On the opposite end of Congress Avenue is the 416-acre Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake,) which separates Central Austin from South Austin. Its nine bridges include the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, summer home to a colony of a million Mexican Free-tailed Bats , and the James D. Pfluger FAIA (Lamar Blvd.) Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge, which provides hikers, walkers, runners, joggers, and bicyclists with a safe means of getting from one side of the lake to the other.

Other popular attractions located along Congress Avenue are the Paramount Theatre, a restored motion picture palace that is mostly used as a performing arts venue but that often hosts movie premieres and revivals of classic films, and the Arthouse at the Jones Center, a gallery that shows innovative artwork.

On the east side of downtown, the leading attraction is East Sixth Street, often compared to New Orleans’ Bourbon Street. It is lined with bars and live music venues filled with college students and tourists. It is also home to the historical Driskill Hotel, a Victorian showplace that opened in 1886. Intersecting with East Sixth is Red River Street, which is known for such music venues as Emo's and Stubb's BBQ. A little further south is the 881,400 square foot Austin Convention Center.

West of Congress is the Second Street District, which includes Willie Nelson Boulevard. The Second Street District is lined with upscale restaurants, boutiques, the Austin Children's Museum, the Antoine Predock-designed City Hall, the Austonian, a residential skyscraper that is one of the tallest buildings in the state, Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, and the W Hotel.

Just north of the Second Street District is the Warehouse District, with bars and restaurants aimed at a professional crowd. Its leading attractions include the venerable Antone's blues club, La Zona Rosa, Fado Irish Bar, Oilcan Harry's, Truluck's, Kenichi, and Sullivan's Steakhouse. North of that is yet another bar and restaurant district - West Sixth Street - which has flourished due to the increased population density created by high-rises. Its bars and restaurants include Opal Divine's Freehouse, Molotov, Ranch 616, Little Woodrow's, The Hoffbrau, Hut's Hamburgers, and Frank & Angie's Pizzeria.

At the intersection of West Sixth Street and North Lamar are Book People, the largest independent bookstore in Texas, Whole Foods flagship store, which is a wonderland for foodies, and Waterloo Records, one of the largest and most respected music stores in the United States. West of Lamar is a section of art galleries.

Just north of the State Capitol is the huge campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Book a tour of the UT Tower for a spectacular view of the city. The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, a block north of the Bob Bullock Museum, has collections of antiquities, prints, and European and American art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. The Texas Memorial Museum, housed in an Art Deco building near the Law School, specializes in natural history and paleontology. The dinosaur and fossil exhibits are a huge hit with children.

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum has artifacts from the late President's political career and a reproduction of the Oval Office as it was decorated during his administration. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is home to Texas Longhorn football games, and the Frank Erwin Center is a venue for touring musical acts. The Visual Arts Center displays work designed by UT art students. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is a special collections library. While most of its holdings are accessible only to scholars, there are exhibits on the ground floor of some collection highlights, including the world's first photograph, a Gutenberg Bible, and other historical, literary, cinematic, and artistic treasures.

The area around UT is filled with bars, restaurants, and shops. The Drag is a section of Guadalupe Street west of campus stretching roughly from MLK Boulevard north to 32nd Street. While the Drag has lost some of the bohemian vibe that characterized it from the 70s to the 90s, it's still a great place for people-watching. Tourists can stock up on Longhorn-related clothing and other souvenirs at the University Co-op.

Further north is Hyde Park, a planned residential community known for its beautifully-restored Victorian and Craftsman-style homes. While there are pricier and more luxurious neighborhoods in town, if you asked many Austinites where they'd live if they had the money, they often say Hyde Park. One highlight of Hyde Park is the Elisabet Ney Museum, the home and studio of an eccentric sculptress who moved to Texas after establishing her reputation sculpting the famous and the powerful in Europe. Among her most familiar works are the statues of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin in the southern entrance foyer of the State Capitol.

North of Hyde Park is North Loop, a hipster-dominated area that includes a few vintage stores, dive bars, and funky restaurants. West of downtown are such neighborhoods as Clarksville, Pemberton Heights, and Tarrytown. (If you explore Pemberton Heights, make sure and drive by the Pemberton Castle at 1415 Wooldridge Drive, which was used as the sales office for the subdivision in the 1920s).

Other attractions in the western part of Central Austin are Camp Mabry, a National Guard camp that is home to the Texas Military Forces Museum, and, on the shores of Lake Austin, the Austin Museum of Art-Laguna Gloria, which includes the Italianate villa of philanthropist Clara Driscoll, and an art school.

Nearby Parks and Outdoor Activities

  • Northwest Recreation Center (2913 Northland Drive)
  • Perry Neighborhood Park (4800 Fairview Drive)
  • Gaines Creek Greenbelt (4800 South Mo Pac Expressway)
  • Mount Bonnell at Covert Park (3851 Mount Bonnell Drive)
  • Mayfield House (3505 West 35th Street)
  • Mayfield Nature Preserve (3801 West 35th Street)
  • Reed Neighborhood Park (2614 Pecos Street)
  • Walsh Boat Landing (1600 Scenic Drive)
  • Lions Municipal Golf Course (2901 Enfield Road)
  • Ramsey Neighborhood Park (4301 North Rosedale Avenue)
  • Triangle Commons Pocket Park (722 West 46th Street)
  • Shipe Neighborhood Park (4400 Avenue G)
  • Elisabet Ney Museum (304 East 44th Street)
  • Bailey Neighborhood Park (1101 West 33rd Street)
  • Sparky Pocket Park (3701 Grooms Street)
  • Hancock Golf Course and Recreation Center (811 East 41st Street)
  • Lamar Senior Activity Center (2874 Shoal Crest Avenue)
  • Adams-Hemphill Neighborhood Park (201 West 30th Street)
  • Eastwoods Neighborhood Park (3001 Harris Park Avenue)
  • Shoal Creek Greenbelt (2600 Lamar Boulevard)
  • Caswell Tennis Center (2312 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Johnson Creek Greenbelt (2001 Enfield Road)
  • West Enfield Neighborhood Park (2008 Enfield)
  • Mary Francis Baylor Clarksville Park (1811 West 11th Street)
  • Haskell House (1705 Waterston Street)
  • Palm Plaza Pocket Park (1524 Palma Plaza)
  • Pease District Park (1100 Kingsbury Street)
  • West Austin Neighborhood Park (1317 West 10th Street)
  • Austin Recreation Center (1213/1301 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Duncan Neighborhood Park (901 West 9th Street)
  • Wooldridge Square (900 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waterloo Neighborhood Park (500 East 12th Street)
  • Symphony Square (1101 Red River Street)
  • Treaty Oak Square (507 Baylor Street)
  • Lamar Beach in Town Lake Metropolitan Park (1200 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Shoal Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (707 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Republic Square (422 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waller Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (30 East Avenue)
  • Sir Svante Palm Neighborhood Park (200 South IH-35 SVRD SB)
  • Brush Square—O. Henry Museum (409 East 5th Street)
  • Old Bakery and Emporium (1006 Congress Avenue)
  • Waller Creek Greenbelt (703 East 6th Street)

Central Austin Schools

Central Austin is in the Austin Independent School District (see Austin ISD homes for sale.)

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Private Schools

  • AHB Community School
  • The Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • Bronze Doors Academy
  • City School
  • Clearview Sudbury School
  • Girls School of Austin
  • Griffin School
  • Khabele School
  • Odyssey School
  • San Juan Diego Catholic School
  • SRI Atmananda Memorial School
  • St. Paul Lutheran School
  • TNS Academy

The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from July 28th, 2014 at 12:53am CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.